Write Diamante Poems
This interactive tool helps students learn about and write diamante poems. These diamond-shaped poems use nouns, adjectives, and gerunds to describe either one central topic or two opposing topics (for example, night/day or winter/spring). Examples of both kinds of diamante poems are available on line or can be printed out.
Diamante poems follow a specific format that uses nouns on the first and last lines, adjectives on the second and fourth lines, and gerunds in the third and fifth l
The Short U Sound
The Electric Company's skit on words that start with the short U sound.
This excellent video is accompanied by text and is suitable for high school students. "In the seventeenth century, philosopher John Locke wrote about natural law, which gives individuals rights that are part of the natural order of life rather than assigned by a ruler. Thomas Jefferson incorporated this concept into the Declaration of Independence in an attempt to point out the abuses made by the British government and prevent similar offenses from occurring in an independent America. Jefferson
Hidden Universe: Trilogy Of Terror
''The Hidden Universe' video series showcases some of the most exciting discoveries in infrared astronomy from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. Looking beyond the visible spectrum of light, Spitzer can see a whole new universe of dust and stars hidden from our Earth-bound eyes.' (05:25)
Semitic Empires : Phoenicia
This is a very in-depth look at the rise and fall of the Phoenicians. There is no narration so the viewer must read the text that goes along with the slides of artifacts and paintings. Easy to take notes from the slides. A great deal is made of the Phoenician alphabet and the trading that they began. (6:55)
Writing a Friendly Letter
This teacher-created PowerPoint presentation defines the five parts of a friendly letter: heading, greeting, body, closing, and signature. The video then shows a short letter and highlights each part in the letter. Then, the presentation gives opportunities to edit a letter, and reviews the use of commas and capitalization in a friendly letter. (05:38)
Great Pyramid Mystery Solved?
How were the blocks raised to the top of the 489ft Great Pyramid? An architect develops a theory about a snaking internal ramp inside the pyramid. This video includes a 3D model and shows how cranes could have been used. This video could be used in science classes as well as history ones.
Project for AP World History 2009 Music by Tool Video and Images Taken from: The Discovery Channel Howstuffworks.com History.com It discusses imperialism (mainly in Africa)and how it started.
Basics of Choreographing with Music
In this free video clip, learn how to choreograph hip hop dances. With Bulletyme's advice, you can start dancing to hip hop today! Learn how to pick and understand music. Get tips for finding the beat in hip hop. Bulletyme shows you beginning steps to hip hop. Learn how to move your head, chest, hips, legs, and feet to hip hop beats. Also, learn how to groove to a hip hop beat. Finally, Bulletyme shows you how to put together choreographed beats. So, what you waiting for? Start hip-hop dancing t
Skype Explained Visually
A simple visual explanation of Skype, the voice-file-screen-videoconference. You can drag and drop files into skype to share. You can conference call 25 people at once.(2:16)
The Elements of Drama Trailer
Just the Facts: Understanding Literature: The Elements of Drama is a snippet stating definitions of genre, drama, plot, in a multiple-choice quiz format. Could be used for pre-teaching or review only
Different Genres of Plays
Different Genres of Plays. Part of the series: How to Produce a Play. Learn the different genres of plays including the difference between classical and modern theater with expert playwriting advice in this play production and theater video clip. (02:43)
Reading About the Busy Frog
HighScope shows strategies for reading a nonfiction book with preschoolers. Uses strategies to support literacy and develop language skills. Sound quality is average. (3:04)
The Venn Diagram
This video shows how to use a Venn Diagram. These are used to help organize your thoughts when writing a compare/contrast essay. The topics being compared in this video, Edward Cullen from the Twilight books vs. the classic Byronic Hero, are best suited for older students; however, younger students could get the idea of how to set up and use a Venn Diagram. (2:11)
This video by 60 second recap discusses the best way to write your concluding paragraph. (1:19)
English - Writing - How To Write A Topic Sentence
This introduction shows students how to create a topic sentence within a paragraph. A topic sentence introduces the main idea of a paragraph, which in turn, introduces the entire essay or report. A strong essay, report, or persuasive essay begins with a strong topic sentence.
Writing - How To Write an Informational Paragraph
An informational paragraph is a paragraph that gives facts. Informational paragraphs can be found in reports and essays. This is NOT an in-depth lesson, but it does gives the basics. This video is part of a larger clip.
Topic Sentences and Paragraphs
The Word Chef teaches kids to write by comparing the writing
process to cooking. In this episode, The Word Chef makes hamburgers to teach about writing topic and concluding sentences.
A Closer Look at Sentence Structure
This video shows how using simple sentences and compound
sentences add variety to a paragraph about brown bears. (02:36)
To Write A Paragraph (Paragraph Song)
To Write A Paragraph, by Obie Leff. This short song gives the basic elements to write a good paragraph. Lyrics are printed at the bottom of the screen while Obie plays piano and sings. Some of the lyrics include: "To write a paragraph, you have to know just what a paragraph is. Choose a topic, add transitions, reason, detail, facts, and evidence. Write a conclusion. And now you know what a paragraph is...." Run time 0:57.